I know that Moderncat is supposed to be the antidote for all things “crazy cat lady,” but there is a new documentary I have to share with you that takes a closer look at this stereotype, exploring the deep emotions behind cat ownership. “Cat Ladies“ debuted last month at the Silverdocs Film Festival in Washington, D.C. The film profiles four cat ladies, creating “a sensitive and emotionally honest portrait of women whose lives and self-worth have become intractably linked to cats.”
Not all of the women in the film have hundreds of cats. One woman only has three. However, it’s not the number of cats, but rather the obsessive attachment to them, that is being explored.Ã‚Â Ultimately, the documentary uncovers the universal issues of alienation, loss, and loneliness that we all face.
The trailer above is enough to make me want to see the whole film. You can also read an interview with the film’s director, Christie Callan-Jones on the Silverdocs website. I can’t track down much information about distribution of the film. Keep an eye on the film’s website for more details.